Estate Pinot Noir
About the wine
Eleven soil types and a variety of Pinot Noir clones and selections, varied terrain plus the daily effects of cooling summer breezes and morning fog combine to produce exceptional wine from our 335 acre estate vines in Carneros. As our understanding and development of our terroir grows, our estate Pinot Noir gains complexity and consistency. This is the 21st Carneros Pinot Noir we have released.
Tiny berries plus a small crop provided a high skin to ratio that produced generous wines.
A long cool growing season delayed harvest by as much as two weeks. This long growing season provided extra “hang time”, giving the fruit more time to develop flavor and concentration and substantial mature tannins.
This earthy and brambly Pinot Noir emits aromas of black cherry, cedar, and spice with a smooth mouthfeel and long finish.
What the critics say…
95 POINTS (2016)
BEST OF CLASS, GOLD (2016)
This Pinot Noir pairs great alongside pan seared duck breast, roasted quail or grilled lamb. Try with soft or hard cheeses and a fig compote.
More food pairings & recipes on our blog, The Glorious Life.